Privacy Statement

The LSST:UK Consortium (LSST:UK) may record and process your personal details if you are involved in UK participation in the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) or related projects. We will only record your personal details in the manner and for the purposes set out in this privacy statement. Data will be kept secure from unauthorised access, use or disclosure.  We will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise knowingly share or provide your personal information to any third party, except insofar as legally obliged to do so or as specified below.

Information we collect may include:

  • Your contact information, such as your title, name, organisational affiliation, postal address, and email address
  • Your scientific interests and involvement in the LSST community
  • Dietary, accessibility or other information required for meetings that we organise
  • Proposed travel information required for assessment of travel fund applications
  • Any other information you post, email or otherwise send to us 

We are using information about you because it is needed for the scientific activities of the LSST:UK Consortium, which coordinates the involvement of the UK scientific community in LSST.

For those who are Affiliate PIs or Junior Associates, we will pass personal information to LSST Corporation (LSSTC), as required under the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement between STFC and LSSTC that establishes data rights for Affiliate PIs and Junior Associates.

LSST:UK uses external companies to process information about you, but it remains responsible for the information and for ensuring that it is kept securely. We may disclose information about you to Atlassian, who provide our cloud storage and to Jisc who operate our mailing list and online survey services.

We do not use profiling or automated decision-making processes.  A human decision maker will always be involved before any decision is reached in relation to you.

We may retain your personal data for the lifetime of the LSST:UK Consortium.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the information about you held by LSST:UK, please contact:

Dr George Beckett, LSST:UK Project Manager
Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ                     
or email

A copy of this privacy statement will be kept at and we will notify you of any substantial changes to it by posting a prominent notice on that webpage and by emailing notification to the lusc-announce email list.